Everyone’s rights in nature ENG

Everyone is allowed to…

  • walk, ski, cycle, or horseback ride freely (except very near homes and other private buildings or through farm fields and nursery plantations which could easily be damaged)
  • camp out temporarily a reasonable distance from homes
  • pick wild berries, mushrooms and flowers, as long as they are not protected species
  • fish with a simple rod and line
  • use boats, swim or bathe in inland waters and the sea
  • walk, ski, or drive a motor vehicle or fish on frozen lakes, rivers, and the sea
  • all the above can be restricted or forbidden in national parks and other nature reserves during certain seasons or year-round to protect sensitive areas and threatened species of plants or animals. Please pay close attention to any restrictions.
It’s NOT allowed to…
  • disturb people or damage property
  • disturb reindeer, game, breeding birds, their nests or young
  • let pets off leash
  • cut down or damage trees
  • collect moss, lichen, or fallen trees from other people’s property
  • light open campfires without permission, except in an emergency
  • disturb people’s privacy by camping too near them or making too much noise
  • leave litter
  • drive motor vehicles off road without the landowner’s permission
  • hunt without the relevant permits
  • fish with nets, traps, or a reel and lure without the relevant permits
  • https://www.nationalparks.fi/everymansright